Psychology Courses

Single Doctoral-Level Psychology Courses

At CalSouthern, students may enroll in a course at the doctoral level without committing to a degree program. It’s a great option for students who want to:

  • Get a feel for online learning at CalSouthern before pursuing a doctoral degree
  • Earn credits that can be applied toward a doctorate at CalSouthern or another institution*
  • Gain knowledge and expertise at the highest academic level in a topic of particular interest

Choose any of the doctoral courses from the CalSouthern’s School of Psychology. You’ll find a vast selection of subjects available, on topics as diverse as addiction, human sexuality, trauma, sports psychology, domestic violence and neuroscience.

Getting started is a quick and simple process. No entrance exams are required and you don’t have to provide official transcripts. A master’s degree is not required to take doctoral-level courses. (However, if you wish to commit to CalSouthern’s Doctor of Psychology program, a master’s degree is a prerequisite.) Courses start every month; you’ll never encounter a closed course or waiting list!

*Although credits from regionally accredited institutions like CalSouthern are readily accepted by other universities, acceptance is at the discretion of the receiving institution.

Doctoral Courses

PSY 87518 Hypnosis: Theory and Practice

Credits : 3

This course provides an overview of hypnosis theory. The focus of study includes techniques for induction, suggestion, post-hypnotic suggestion, and self-hypnosis, as well as a review of the practical uses and limitations of hypnosis.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of the Taylor Study Method
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of psychology.
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of hypnosis through research and professional practice utilizing various theories and techniques
  • Evaluate the myths and misconceptions of hypnosis, biological aspects of hypnosis, ethical guidelines necessary for the use of hypnosis, as well as the hazards of hypnosis.
  • Assess and analyze the communication patterns, environmental, emotional, psychological, and physical variables in hypnosis as well as the prominent general characteristics of the trance phenomena.
  • Integrate the information on hypnosis to identify various components of hypnosis in a therapy session including induction, responsiveness, suggestion, and emerging of the client.
  • Integrate the theory of mindfulness to hypnosis
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